Study: Fans of Losing Teams Get Fat
RUSH: There's a study... There's always a study. There's a study out there that has found that if you are a fan of a losing sports team, you have a greater tendency to obesity. Not just you eat more, you eat 16% more saturated fats when your team loses than if your team wins. Can you believe that?
It's not that you just eat more because you're depressed and you're forlorn and you've got nothing to hold onto. Life isn't worth living. Your team lost. So now you've got to deal with the fact that you automatically, somehow, end up consuming "16% more saturated fats than they usually do.... Fans of winning teams apparently are getting thinner, too. The study found the winning fans ate 9% less saturated fat.
"Fans have such a deep attachment to their NFL teams that losing can trigger a food binge, the study said. However, at the Fan Central booth at the Minnesota State Fair, some Vikings fans don't buy it."
Moochelle's School Lunches are Starving Kids
RUSH: There's a political agenda attached to practically everything that happens, because the left has their hands on everything that happens. If you doubt me, who is it that's worried about what you eat? Who is it that wants to control what you eat? Who is it that's out there trying to guilt trip you over what you eat? At the top of that list would be Moochelle Obama.
And, by the way, the students at the schools where the Moochelle Obama has been implemented are livid. They're not eating the stuff. They think it's horrible. They're miserable. They're unhappy. In fact, they're hungrier now than when the Republicans starved them with school lunch cuts back in the nineties. I saw that in the news (laughing) the other day. They talked to a bunch of kids who were in school back in the nineties and are still in school today.
They said that the Republican school lunch cuts were bad back in the nineties, and they were really starving, but it's worse now with Moochelle. It's not that she's starving 'em. It's the food's so bad, nobody wants to eat it. Speaking of food, fast-food workers have gone on strike. The burger flippers, people that work at McDonald's. They want increase in the minimum wage. Here is a great example.
What they don't know is that the reason they are in the middle of the financial strife and stress is Obamacare. But they don't know it.
The Rodeo Clown Speaks Out
RUSH: State fair? They still allow those? State fair? You know what happened in Missouri at the State Fair? Did you hear the clown finally spoke up? (interruption) No, no, no. (interruption)What? (interruption)
It was a couple of days ago that the clown spoke up. He actually spoke. I saw the clown on TV, the Missouri State Fair clown, and it was really good. He said (summarized), "We've been doing this for years. I'm not a political person. It's standard operating procedure. You make fun of politicians at the state fair. You make fun of the president. We've been doing it since I've been doing this.
"We made fun of Reagan, Bush, and Bush, and Clinton, and so forth." It was really good. Anyway, "at the Minnesota State Fair, some Vikings fans don't buy it." 'I don't know. The Vikings lost a lot last year and I actually stayed the same weight, so I don't know if I actually believe it,' Vikings fan Steve Hanson said." That's good. I would hope that most people would instinctively think that this is absolutely a crock and worthless.
I don't want to make too much of it, but it's politics, folks.
Woman Calls 911 for Spider on Couch
RUSH: "Forest Grove, Oregon -- Earlier this month, a local resident called 911 because she was afraid of an invader in her home -- a spider that she described to the operator handling the call as a 'massive freaking creature.' The unnamed, panicked teen called after discovering the arachnid on a piece of furniture, KPTV is reporting." It's a spider. "'I'm home alone and there is a giant spider on the back of my couch, and I'm talking giant,' she was quoted as saying in 911 records obtained by the station.
"'I've never seen a spider this big and I have no idea what to do.' After some contemplation, and a genuine plea for advice from the caller, the operator ultimately sent" a police officer to the house! So in Port St. Lucie, you call 911 if they don't have to McNuggets. Something else happened, a 911 call for something else. Oh! Cable went out.
Yeah. Call 911 if your cable goes out. Now call 911 'cause there's a spider on the back of the couch, and they send a cop. "[T]he spider was estimated to be about two inches in diameter," counting the legs. They sent a cop out. He "killed the spider with a newspaper." The cop did not even have to draw his weapon. Can you imagine if the cop woulda shot the spider right through the sofa?
Florida School Bans Skimpy Cheerleading Uniforms in Class
RUSH: "A Florida school district has decided that its cheerleading uniforms are too sexy for the classroom. Starting this year, high schools in Pinellas County have officially banned the same short skirts and sleeveless tops that they have issued to girls on the cheerleading squad during the school day." They can wear 'em on the sidelines, during football games and basketball games, but not in class. (interruption) What do mean, will you ban twerking? Gonna ban it? I don't think they permit it now.
Weiner Campaign Goes Limp
RUSH: "Anthony Weiner is having such a hard time generating support for his limp campaign that he has resorted to paying a rent-a-crowd firm to provide 'supporters' for his events, the [New York] Post has learned." Anthony Weiner's campaign really limping along, and it says here that he hired actors at $15 an hour. The California firm Crowds on Demand furnished the actors to act as supporters for Weiner. Fifteen bucks an hour? Do you think they're worth more than that?
That's not a livable wage! If you're out acting like you support some lame candidate, $15 an hour, that's not fair! Let's see... (interruption) What do you mean, "Wait a minute"? (interruption) The kids...? (interruption) Yes, but that's not steady work. That's not steady work. You're going to work supporting the Weiner campaign? Pfft! How long's that gonna last? The McDonald's job, don't forget, is forever. Yeah, we're talking hamburger work versus Weiner work, Snerdley -- and the Weiner work, that's gonna end at some point.
Hamburger work is forever.